Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Month That Was April


I'm struggling to grasp the fact that it's May already, we're nearly half way through the year!

How am I going with my resolutions for 2012?

1. Spend $100.00 or less per week
2. Read a book per week.
3. Blog a minimum of once a week - Secondhand Sundays.
4. Support small local businesses where ever possible.

This month I was actually pretty good at sticking to my spending budget - sure I brought more tea cups than I probably should have but that's the whole idea of sanity money - I can spend that on whatever I like as long as it's under $100 total for the week.

I've read one book this month, well, I lie - I've read most of one book this month.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I'm hoping to finish it tonight. I've really enjoyed it.

18 blog posts this month is definitely more that once a week.

And most of my purchases this month were either from the Riccarton Market or a secondhand shop.

Another thing I've always had on my bucket list is to learn a language so last night I went along to my first Maori class. It's an 8 week beginners course that I'm doing with my man & his mum. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for next week!

How's 2012 going for you? What's on your bucket list??


  1. Red was definitely your color for April - love it! My bucket list included reading a book a month... that so hasn't happened :)


  2. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

  3. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

  4. Love your outfits, you always look so classy and well put together! That's awesome that you're learning Maori! How exciting!

  5. The red is definitely your color, you looks stunning with that color dear :)

    I loved your outfits in April! Kisses*

  6. I just stared at all these outfits for way too long. You're so stylish and talented!

     A Southern Drawl

  7. Great looks for the month! And glad I'm not the only one refreshing my resolution list this time of year...


  8. Ohh reminds me I must check my resolutions....cant even remember what they were haha xx

  9. i love the pops of red in your outfits!! it looks so gorgeous against your skin tone. New Follower! Can't wait to catch up on your posts :)

  10. Looks like a month of red - hurrah red!

    I hope your Te Reo course goes well, its great the three of you are going together because you can practice together as well. Good luck e hoa! :D

  11. Maori?! How cool! Good for you, it sounds like you're really sticking to your resolutions.

    Love seeing all your outfits together like that, really like you in red :)

  12. On December 27th I actually made a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days. I saw it on a couple blogs and thought it was a great idea. I am doing pretty good so far, but there are a few long term goals that I need to start working on a little more.

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  13. Glad to hear that four months in you have still stuck to all your resolutions!
    love that red trench of yours!
    Chic on the Cheap

  14. Julia, LOVE the outfits! And the resolutions... Those are great attainable and practical ones. I never really made any so I may be borrowing a few of yours. Happy I stumbled upon your blog-Keep in touch!

    It's an Easy Life

    Ps. Awesome on the Maori!

  15. lovely outfit! you wore a lot of red, you look good in in!

  16. Seems like u had a great month. I notice from your outfits u like hues of red and orange =) too cute!

    Xo, Carla

  17. Wow good on ya for sticking to your goals! Mine failed fast LOL


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